Tag Archive: Maps

iOS 5 still Powered with Google Maps

9To5Google reports that Google Maps will still be present in iOS. Apple’s efforts in breaking geo-localization ties with Google have yet to produce a working product. “Sources have told 9To5Google that although Apple is working to improve the iOS Maps application, iOS 5 will not bring an Apple developed maps service and Google Maps is still in.” The muse that Apple has been building their own maps service to replace Google Maps started  [Read More…]

Google Maps Will Soon Enable You To See Inside Buildings

Google’s latest addition to its growing Maps product is Business Photos, which was launched today by Google’s Vice President of Location and Maps, Marissa Mayer.

The new feature will allow users to take a look inside buildings when using Maps, bringing a new level of functionality to the already feature-laden app.

Google’s Business Photos could be a real boon for hospitality and retail establishments such as bars, restaurants and  [Read More…]

New Interface and Features Porting to iOS Maps app

As noted by 9to5mac that Apple is seeking engineers to improve and enhance iOS Maps app and to take it to the upper level. Engineer will work on “innovative features” and “sophisticated user interfaces” according to the Apple’s job posting. It remains to be seen whether they’re simply adding new features on top of the Google-provided mapping data or a developing a brand new solution that would see Apple license its own satellite imagery, turn-by-turn data and  [Read More…]

Apple Job Openings Suggest iOS Maps Overhaul

Click the image to open in full size. If you’re looking for work at Apple, this weekend may be a good time to brush up the old cover letter and resume. Apple has posted new job openings on the company’s official website, two of which are turning heads in light of the iOS tweaks they seemingly foreshadow. Discovered by our friends at Apple Insider, the positions appear to indicate that Apple is planning to  [Read More…]